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Folks in New Jersey Are Caring For More Than 800 Baby Turtles Rescued From Storm Drains


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Hundreds of baby diamondback turtles have been rescued from underground storm drains along the Jersey shore.

Small tortoises can slide down drains when trying to cross the street, and have been found surviving on their yolk sacks.

The volunteers successfully rescued a total of 826 baby turtles using a specially designed shovel made from a telescopic aquarium net attached to a bamboo pole.

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Now Stockton University staff in Galloway, NJ they are caring for and rehabilitating them under their Head Start program.

Once the creatures are ready, in about a year, they will be returned to the wild where they can thrive.

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